Polyphaga


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Polyphaga

[pə′lif·ə·gə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of the order Coleoptera; members are distinguished by not having the hind coxae fused to the metasternum and by lacking notopleural sutures.
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Survival of Legionella pneumophila within cysts of Acanthamoeba polyphaga following chlorine exposure.
Bacteriocin-like substance from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens shows remarkable inhibition of Acanthamoeba polyphaga.
Preliminary studies found Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APMV) genomes in samples of bovine serum from Germany (13,14), indicating that the analysis of samples from vertebrates could be a way to explore and understand the circulation of this group of viruses in nature.
Acanthamoeba polyphaga keratitis and acanthamoeba uveitis associated with fatal meningoencephalitis.
Most molecular phylogenetic studies of beetles (order Coleoptera) using 18S rDNA have recovered the suborders Adephaga and Polyphaga as sister groups, together sister to the suborders Myxophaga and Archostemata, with Archostemata alone or in combination with Myxophaga as the closest relative of all other beetles.
An international group of specialists in infectious diseases discuss newly recognized diseases, previously known pathogens that present new challenges, and domestic and international threats, including the 2009 flu pandemic in Australia, the reemergence of human adenovirus 14, acanthanmoeba polyphaga mimivirus, the global impact of hepatitis E, human T-lymphotropic virus 1 in indigenous populations in Australia, cytomegalovirus infection in transplant recipients, HIV-associated malignancies, the global spread of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli, sepsis in sub-Saharan Africa, neglected tropical diseases, infections in long-term care facilities and mobile populations, infectious plant diseases, and the One World-One Health initiative.
The pathogen's genome contains approximately 730,000 base pairs making it the largest known marine virus, and the second largest known virus, after the fresh water-borne Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus, which weighs in at 1.
Steinert M, Birkness K, White E, Fields B, Quinn F (1998) Mycobacterium avium bacilli grow saprozoically in coculture with Acanthamoeba polyphaga and survive within cyst walls.
Archostemata, Adephaga, and Polyphaga thru superfamily Cantharoidea.
In addition to being effective against resistant bacteria, Bactolysins were shown to be effective in controlling an ophthalmic parasite, Acanthamoeba polyphaga - an organism often implicated in infections associated with contact lenses.
The 50 nm virus, named Sputnik, is associated with a new strain of the giant Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APMV) and is believed to represent a currently unknown family of viruses.
An ameba-associated giant virus, Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APM), was first described in 2003 after its discovery in water collected from a cooling tower in the United Kingdom (1).